Ghana, Qatar Sign 4 Economic Partnership Agreement Targeted at Aviation and Youth Development

The Republic of Ghana and the State of Qatar have signed a total of four economic development partnership agreements and Memoranda of understanding targeted at the aviation industry in and youth and sports development in Ghana.

President Akufo Addo and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani supervised the signing of the 2 agreements and 2 Memoranda of Understanding after holding bilateral talks at the Peduase Lodge in the Eastern Region.

The MOU and Agreement

In all, two agreements and two Memoranda of Understanding were signed between Ghana and Qatar;

1. Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements. Shirley Ayokor, the Minister for Foreign Affairs signed on behalf of Ghana and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdul Raman, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs signed on behalf of Qatar.

2.Air Service Agreement. Cecilia Dapaah, the Minister for Aviation signed for Ghana and Jasim Bin Seif Al- Sulati, Minister for Transport and Communications signed for Qatar.

3. MOU on Cooperation in the Field of Youth. Isaac Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports signed on behalf of Ghana and Salah Bin Ghanim Al-Ali, Minister for Culture and Sports signed for Qatar.

4. MOU on Cooperation in the Field of Sports . Isaac Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports signed on behalf of Ghana and Salah Bin Ghanim Al-Ali, Minister for Culture and Sports signed for Qatar.

Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is on a two-day working visit to Ghana. The Emir arrived in Ghana yesterday and he was received at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

It will be recalled that President Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 16th November, 2017, as part of his 3-day official visit Qatar, paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. During the visit, the discussions of the two leaders centred on energy, infrastructural development, railways and roads, and also on the need to co-operate strategically for the mutual benefit of the two countries and their respective populations. The reciprocal visit of the Emir of Qatar to Ghana has firmed up the agreements reached between the two leaders last November. The Emir of Qatar has since left Ghana back to Qatar.

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